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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990



  • Existence: 1895 - 1990


Lewis Mumford was born on October 19, 1895 in Queens, New York. He was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. Publications include "The Story of Utopia" (1922), "Sticks and Stones" (1924), "Herman Melville: A Study of his Life and Vision" (1929), "The City in History" (1961) and "The Urban Prospect" (1968). Mumford died on January 26, 1990.

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Lewis Mumford papers

Identifier: MS-328
Date(s): 1929 to 1952

Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), historian and literary critic. The collection contains typescripts of four books by Lewis Mumford, "Sticks and Stones" (1924), "Culture of Cities" (1938), "Faith for Living" (1940), and "Arts and Technics (1952), as well as the typescript of a lecture entitled "Ethical Foundations of World Order," delivered as part of a Great Issues course in 1947. A letter relating to his biography of Herman Melville is also included.

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